Fall 2020 Class Descriptions

Below are the descriptions for the classes we will be offering in the Fall. If you would like a printable PDF, click the button below.

Class Descriptions

 

3D Art and Design - Miss Manisha

Are you creative?  In this class, we will make art using different mediums? Creating Art in this 3D class is for the fun at heart. We will be making 3 dimensional art forms using wire, paper, cardboard and more. On hands utilization of various materials will be used.

 

3D Modeling and Printing Digital Clay with Blender (Grade 5-12) Mister Jacob

In this class you’ll learn how to use the set of tools that Blender offers with sculpting in a digital 3D space. After making one of these projects we will export them and have them printed in real life.

 

3D Printing with Tinkercad (Grade 3-12) Mister Jim

This class is an informative adventure into the world of 3D Modeling and printing. You’ll learn how to use a modeling software, and then turn those 3D models into “life”. We will dive into some amazing projects like making a 3D printed rocket that can fly, making jewelry and other awesome projects. If you want to learn about this amazing technology in the modern era, this is the class to take. 

 

All Things Fun (IEW) (Grade 3-6) Miss April

Using the IEW source book “All Things Fun and Fascinating” students will learn the fundamentals of the IEW writing process while exploring the necessary grammar for success. “Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history” embody this writing source. Students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini-research report, and compose creative essays. 

 

All You Need To Know for Babysitting/Babysitting Preparedness Class

This babysitting preparedness class provides vital information for babysitting. It will cover topics that will provide knowledge for students regarding babysitting siblings or someone else’s kids. This babysitting course will provide guidance on how to handle emergencies including first aid and CPR basics. The course also consists of identifying and responding to discipline, bedtime, games and craft ideas, cooking and cleaning. 

 

American Sign Language - Miss Leigh

Please join us in learning to sign! We will be learning words and phrases in American Sign Language along with some ASL culture. 

 

An Adventure in Hawaii (Grade 1-3) Miss Lakeisha

Aloha! Discover the fun history and culture of Hawaii. Through art, music and learning worksheets we will learn about Hawaiian traditions, make leis, and create Hawaiian dishes.
 

Animal Drawing - Miss Gracie

If you love drawing animals as much as I do, you’re going to love this class! I’ll be showing you how to find simple shapes in any animal you choose, making it easier than ever to draw your favorite animals. I will be helping you create anything from cute little purring cats that sit in your lap, to great, fire-breathing dragons soaring through the skies!

 

Art and Surface Design - Miss Manisha

What is Surface Design? Come join me in creating conscious choices of the placement of line, color and shape. Surface design is any type of artwork, graphic pattern, illustration, doodle...etc.) made by one that is intended to be applied to a surface to enhance its visual appearance and/or functionality. Beginner or advanced I will work with you individually to challenge your artistic ability and creativity. 

 

Art of Entomology - Miss Gracie

In this class, I’ll be showing you how to draw the bugs you study in Mrs. April’s Entomology class! I’ll break down the construction of different insects into easy shapes, and show you just how simple it is to draw bugs. Soon, you’ll be able to sketch any insect you want, with hardly any help! If you’re interested in studying and drawing creepy-crawlies, be sure to sign up for her class and this one!

 

Art of Penmanship with Ms. April 

Beginning with a classic cursive and moving on to various decorative fonts and lettering, this class is calming and introspective. A New York times article a few years ago elaborated on the benefits of cursive handwriting and its improvement on brain “development in the areas of thinking, language, and working memory.” Concentrated penmanship “stimulates brain synapses and synchronicity between left and right hemispheres” (NY Times). This is both an educational and creative class.

 

Artificial Intelligence and Programming - Mister Jim

This class uses the robot AutoAuto. Learners are delighted by the challenging but fun AutoAuto curriculum and programmable cars. AutoAuto is the ultimate way to learn STEM skills with exciting hands-on activities that tackle real-world problems using self-driving cars!

 

AutoAuto’s self-paced curriculum introduces text-based Python Programming in easy-to-digest segments that all learners as young as nine years old can understand. Hands-on, project-based learning to master Python Programming and AI fundamentals. Text-based Python Programming to start driving your self-driving car on day one. Program sophisticated self-driving cars wirelessly to respond across various real-world scenarios.

Beginner Acoustic Guitar (Grade 6-12) Mister Tyler

In beginner acoustic guitar students will gain a basic understanding of guitar chords and music theory. A great place to start for students that have never picked up a guitar before. Basic materials needed: An acoustic guitar, a guitar tuner, guitar picks and a guitar capo. Any questions about materials please email Tyler at - hobbster13@gmail.com.

 

Beginner Ukulele Class (Grade 3-6) Mister Tyler

In beginner ukulele students will gain a basic understanding of ukulele chords and music theory. A great place to start for students that have never played a ukulele. Basic materials needed: An Ukulele guitar, a ukulele tuner. Any questions about materials please email Tyler at - hobbster13@gmail.com (You can use Rock Creek’s Ukuleles for class)

Big Questions (Grade 8-12) Ms. Ellen 

Philosophy and current events join hands for this discussion class where students will learn about some of history’s biggest thinkers and talk about the role their ideas play in our lives today.

 

Character Development for Serious Actors (Grade 6-12) Miss Chad

An introduction to bringing characters to life for film, television, and theater. We will delve into what makes a written character jump off the page and become an actual person through exercises and scene study. This is not a class for observing only as all students will be expected to participate to allow for each actor to grow through the semester, utilizing tools we will put into action. Students interested in the art of acting are eagerly invited to step on stage!

 

Chess - Mister Tyler

One of the oldest and most popular games ever played. This class is an introduction to chess strategy and competition. Students will learn the fundamentals of piece movement, as well as strategies regularly practiced by the pros to ensure more competitive gameplay. 

 

Circle Time and Show and Tell (Grade TK-K)

This class will nurture your young child’s burgeoning sense of self in a group setting. There will be art, story time, music and movement as well as a show and tell time! I create space for self-expression while encouraging group participation in my Circle Time class!

 

Clay Handbuilding and Sculptures With Miss Dee

This is a hands-on class where students will explore and learn about clay handbuilding and sculpting techniques while creating fun clay projects. Students will make pots, animals, masks, flowers, and many more projects using clay. They will learn coil, slab, wedging techniques. Each student will work at their own pace and frequently be given free project choice to fulfill their curiosity.

Clay/Play Dough and More With Miss Lakeisha

This class introduces kids to the fun and wonderful world of clay, play dough and art.

Students will create exciting projects using hand techniques such as pinching and coiling. This class will focus on creativity and the endless possibilities of clay and play dough. 

 

College Prep Chemistry/Get Ready for Chemistry 101 (Grade 7-12) Miss April

Prep for Palomar Chem 100 gives students the necessary skills to pass CHEM 100 at Palomar College. Chemistry 100 at Palomar is an introductory level of Chemistry comparable to High School honors Chemistry. Students will meet weekly on Mondays with Ms. April for review of concepts and Lab experiments. Students will have required reading, videos and homework due each week in order to successfully participate in discussion and Lab. This is a full 2 semester commitment. Each week builds on the information from the previous week. After completing this course, with complimentary work done at home, the student should be able to take Chem 100 (4 units) at Palomar College with much success, securing a great grade. Prerequisite: Physical Science or Biology

 

College Prep Intermediate Algebra/Get ready for Math 60 (Grade 7-12) Miss April

Prep for Palomar Math 60 gives students the necessary skills to successfully pass Intermediate Algebra at Palomar College. MATH 60, Intermediate Algebra at Palomar College is the basic math requirement for most Associate Degrees. It is the entry level math covering concepts such as Linear Equations and Inequalities, Polynomial functions, factoring, Radicals, Roots, Quadratic Equations, Inverse, Exponential, and Logarithmic functions, nonlinear functions and Sequences & Series culminating in an introduction to the Binomial theorem and Matrices. Students will be expected to complete homework & video lectures each week to be prepared for new concepts presented upon return. This is a full 2 semester commitment. Each week builds on the information from the previous week. After completing this course and the work sent home, students should quite successfully pass MATH 60 (4 units) at Palomar with a great grade. Prerequisite: Algebra 1

 

College Prep Spanish-Palomar prep for SPAN101 (Grade 7 - 12) Miss April

Prep for Palomar Spanish 101 gives students the necessary skills to successfully pass the first level of college Spanish – SPAN 101. This course focuses heavily on the grammar skills, vocabulary, and expectations of the college course, using the same text pages Palomar does. Some of the skills covered are: Introductions, nouns & articles, numbers, present tense of ser, estar, -ar, -er, -ir verbs, use of tener and venir, stem changing verbs, irregular verbs, saber vs conocer, preterite tense of regular verbs, and covers vocabulary in the context of school, family, pastimes, vacations, and shopping. This is a full 2 semester commitment. Concepts and vocabulary build each week. Students will have homework, videos, and reading to complete each week. After completing this course, alongside the work sent home, students should have the skills and confidence to succeed in SPAN 101 (5 units) at Palomar College with an excellent grade. Prerequisite: English Grammar skills
 

Comic Book Making - Miss Gracie

Comics are a great way to tell others about the stories and characters and worlds whirling around in your head, just waiting to be let out. They’re fun, exciting, easy to read, and the pictures simply drag readers right into the story. In this class, I’ll show you how to introduce characters, their environment, their struggles, and life stories, and put them all into a comic that is all your own!

 

Coding with Scratch - Mr. Jim

Scratch is a graphical programming language, where students will drag and drop code blocks to make a range of programs, including animations, stories, musical instruments and games.

Students will learn coding concepts and create interactive projects without needing to learn a text-based programming language. This means they won’t be slowed down by their keyboard skills or the ability to remember complex code. Through programming with Scratch, students will improve their problem solving skills, increase their creativity, become better at communicating ideas.

 

Crafts With Miss Chad

This class will reuse and recycle materials to make art creations. It will allow students to use their creativity and imagination to produce their own masterpieces. 

 

Dance (Mixed Dances) (Grade 2-5) Miss Krisan

Ballet, jazz, hip hop and more! Learn a variety of styles and techniques for an all around dance experience.

 

Debate (Grade 6-12) Miss Chad

In this class students will learn the structure of arguments, refutation and persuasive speaking. The goal of the debate class is to boost students’ confidence and self-esteem and encourage them to engage in the rational exchange of ideas. This class will help sharpen the student’s critical reasoning skills and engage in constructive discussions. 

 

Discovery Kids

This class encourages student creativity by offering games,art, worksheets that will provide students with the opportunity to explore and move at their own pace.

 

DIY Musical -  Ms. Ellen

Join us and put together a script of our own using popular songs that we’ll choose and alter to suit our story. Creative writing, music, and the occasional voice lesson, all rolled up in one fun class! 
 

DnD Role Playing (Grade 7-12)

We all love books and films, but have you ever felt like you wanted to be the main character? Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) is a roleplaying game where you create your own character and embark on an epic adventure in different worlds. For a more immersive storytelling/acting experience, Roleplaying is the place for you!   

 

Doing Art With Wonderful Artists (Grade 6-12)

The goal of this class is to introduce students to wonderful artists that produced amazing work but are not necessarily on the list of the most popular artists in history. Students will produce their own art inspired by the artist of the day. 

 

Drawing (Grade 3-12) - Miss Dee

If you aren't confident in your drawing skills, do not worry! We have countless images that you will be able to draw beautifully following step-by-step instructions. Even if you have zero experience drawing, you will be surprised at your own ability to create a masterpiece! 

Draw Squad - Mister Tyler

A fun, relaxed way to enjoy all the benefits of drawing free-hand. Students will learn the fundamentals of 3-d drawing while also being encouraged to draw from imagination. An awesome class for students that just want to draw.
 

Entomology (Grades 3- 7) - Ms. April

What is Entomology? The study of bugs! This class will cover a new type of insect each week, examining the habitat, behavior, exoskeleton, dietary habits, and classification. There are over 900,000 different kinds of insects in our amazing world! There is no way to cover them all, however we can cover some of the most interesting, clever, and coolest of the various species. This class is sure to “bug” you! Be sure to pair this class with Ms. Gracie’s Art of Entomology, where she will instruct you on how to draw the bugs we study!

 

Entrepreneurship (7 - 12) - Ms. Manisha

Do you have thoughts of creating your own business? Do you have ideas that you have thought about, but don’t know how to get started?  This class is for you!!  You will go through the Entrepreneurial process from Ideation to execution, create a pitch Deck, learn to develop an elevator pitch, enhance presentation skills, learn the dynamics of how to be on a team and possibly have an internal team competition depending on the number of enrolled in the class.

 

Exude Beauty, Fashion and Confidence - Miss Lakeisha

Unleash your inner beauty and gain confidence.  This class is for students who have a passion for fashion and love to style themselves. This course will focus on self-esteem and confidence. We will create tye dye shirts, make necklaces, do nail art, and use our creativity to turn our old clothes into something new.  

Fairy Tales on Trial - Ms. Ellen

Should Jack go to jail for stealing from the giant? What about Goldilocks? Students will take on the parts of lawyers, judges, defendants, jury, and so on when we put some of our most famous fairy tale characters on trial for their crimes.

 

Film Analysis (Grade 7-12) Miss Chad

This course is designed as a general introduction to film analysis. The main objective will be to help students develop the analytic tools necessary for understanding how meaning is constructed in narrative cinema. A film will be assigned each week and discussed in the following class, along with viewing key scenes, to analyze different aspects of the message that is delivered through the medium of film.

Games for Teaching (Math and Language)

Kids learn better when they have fun. This class will offer activities and games where students, without them even noticing, are learning. A game like Boggle makes us play with words and letters, Yatzie forces us to think critically, count, add, and multiply. Banana Grams is a game of words, Mad Libs reinforces what nouns, verbs and adjectives are… the teaching moments are endless during this fun class. 

 

Game Programming With Kodu (Grade 2 - 5) Mister Jim

Kodu is an incredibly powerful, yet easy to understand, game development platform from Microsoft. Students will develop their own 3D games in an individual or team environment. In the several years that I have been teaching this class I have always been amazed at the creativity and deep level of thought that the students have applied to the games that they have created.

 

Greek and Latin Roots (Grade 3-5) Miss Chad

Greek and Latin are the building blocks of the words of our language. By studying Greek and Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes, children not only build vocabulary skills, but also learn to figure out the meaning of new words. This class will incorporate fun activities and games. 

 

Hands on International Cooking (Grade 3-7) Miss Manisha (2 hours)

This is an international adventure to explore different countries while cooking and… eating. Enjoy hands on learning of various cuisines and spices from around the world. This class will introduce some basic cooking skills while virtually traveling.

 

History through Monster Movies (Grade 9-12) Ms. Ellen

Historical Metaphor Destroys Tokyo! Godzilla. Vampires. Aliens. What do scary movies tell us about the time that they were made? We will watch monster movies, science fiction, and other fantastic films and put them in their historical context to find out what scared societies the most about their own worlds through the 20th and early 21st centuries. ***Many of these films are frightening and/or contain violent imagery. I will be glad to talk to any families about concerns that they might have and I will provide a list of the selected films before enrollment begins.***

 

Hubs (Learning Hubs)

The Hubs are new to Rock Creek this semester. They are created to help public school students by providing a place to do their work with some assistance and supervision.

 

IEW Teen Writing Class (Grade 6 - 12) Ms. April

Based on the style and structure taught by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, students will move through all the IEW Units and stylistic techniques for various writing purposes. Sources will be original and vary - no book is necessary. We will build student’s vocabulary through the year as well as examine the grammar necessary for successful writing. Join us for a fun and challenging writing experience.

 

IEW A World of Fun Writing (Grade 3-5) Ms. April

Based on the style and structure taught by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, young students will move through many of the IEW Units and stylistic techniques for various writing purposes. Sources will be exciting, original and vary - no book is necessary. While exploring this wonderful world and everything in it, we will build student’s vocabulary through the year as well as examine the grammar necessary for successful writing. Join us for a fun and challenging writing experience.

 

Intermediate Acoustic Guitar (Grade 6-12) Mister Tyler

A group acoustic guitar class for students that have already completed the beginner course. Students will be introduced to more advanced chords and delve deeper into music theory. Playing to rhythm will be heavily emphasized! Materials needed: An acoustic guitar, a guitar tuner, guitar picks, guitar capo and a metronome.

 

Introduction To Comedy Acting (Grade 2-4) Miss Lakeisha

Lights! Camera! Action! Students will learn how to perform and create their own comedic monologue and commercial, be animated while telling funny stories and play fun acting games. 

 

Introduction to Robotics with LEGO WEDO (Grade 2-5) Mister Jim

Students will learn basic robotics and computer programming starting with the standard building and programming instructions included with the kit. They will then have the opportunity to explore their creativity and ingenuity by building their own creations from scratch or expand on existing models. Construction is as simple as building with legos and the programming is via a graphical drag and drop interface that kids already understand and are comfortable with.

 

Lego Studio (Grade 3-6) Miss Megan

In this class, we will be exploring the wonderful world of Legos, challenging the imagination to define how a simple Lego brick can be used. This class will push students’ creativity and allow them to express it through their lego creations, giving them the confidence to put this into practice and showing them that their creativity knows no bounds.

 

Legos with Friends (Grade 1-5)

Building Legos is really fun, but building Legos with friends is even better. The focus of this class will be on following step-by-step instructions, telling stories, creating new structures, sharing with others, and a lot more. Students will learn to build with others yet still have the freedom to explore their design abilities and creativity. And what better tool than Legos. This class fosters communication skills as well as math standards for early elementary students

 

Lets Pretend (Grade TK-2) Miss Lakeisha

Kids learn about their world through pretending and using their senses. In this class, we will engage in fun dramatic play,create and play with costumes, freeze dance and get our sillies out.

 

Literature vs Fanfiction (Grade 7-12) Ms. Ellen

Fanfiction is completely separate from great literature, isn’t it? Most of Shakespeare’s plays are based on stories that already existed. Are they fanfiction? What about retellings of myths? When are they literature and when are they fanfiction? Let’s look at some of the great literary fanfiction and some of the maybe pretty good and maybe (or definitely) not so great modern fanfiction and see if we can figure out what makes something “literature.” Students will write their own fanfiction in various school-appropriate styles.

 

Manga Drawing (Grade 4-12) Miss Gracie

Manga is a fun and beautiful art style! It can be both cute and epic, and I’m eager to show you the ins and outs of drawing in this creative style. I’ll help you make your very own Manga characters, and even show you how to easily and quickly draw characters from your favorite Anime! I’ll even show you how to pose your characters as a final step, be it an action pose or a cute wave!

 

Medical Science/CPR/First Aid (Grade 3-7) Miss Megan

In this class, I will be teaching students life-saving skills, and yes I mean that literally, this class focuses emergency response to various emergency situations, while this is not a certification course it will give your students extensive knowledge of the emergency procedures, explore the different career options in the medical field and help them explore various topics in the wondrous world of medical science. Medical Science is my passion. I am currently a Certified First Responder, and am taking my first steps to get into nursing school. I plan to share my extensive knowledge that I have gained through my many hours of certified training and self-study. 

 

Microprogramers: Coding Without a Computer (Grade K-2) Mister Jim

Learning the principles of coding is vital for students to develop as computational thinkers. There are many ways for kids to learn coding principles without the use of a computer. We selected games, programmable toys and basic robots that will be used in class to help the students to understand how to code. 
 

Minecraft Animation with Mine-imator (Grade 7-12) Mister Jacob

In this class you’ll learn the fundamentals of animation through a Minecraft animation software. This class will prepare you for more complex softwares that uses animation. By the end of this class we’ll have made dozens of creative animations that you can show to your friends and family.

 

Mixed Dances

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Musical Spanish (Grade TK-K) 

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Oasis/Study Hour (Grade K-12) 

One of the definitions of the word “oasis” is: something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast… that is what we will be offering for students that want some time to create their own work. It might be for homework, drawing, reading or working on the computer. You can bring your own work or we will provide some activities.

 

Odyssey

Odyssey is an enrichment program created to supplement or complement what you do at home. In an environment where kids can thrive while spending time with friends. The focus will be on academic concepts in a playful and relaxed environment. Classes will include arts and crafts, board games, puzzles, science experiments, outdoor play, mini figures, and teaching games.

 

Over-Engineering with Rube Goldberg (Grade 2-5) Miss Chad

Taking the concept of the simple machine made from random items to achieve a certain task, students will construct and create their own designs during each class. Certain weeks will include a challenge that students can participate in or just create their own ideas through imagination and play. A wonderfully creative way to stretch brain muscles and collaborate with others.

 

Painting (Grade 6-12) Miss Dee

“Students will enjoy learning different drawing and painting techniques such as shading, lighting, color mixing, etc. while using different painting media like acrylic, watercolors, color pencils, etc. Project will include landscape, still images, animals and birds, human faces, cartoons, etc. Different approaches will be taught such as step-by-step method, transfer method, or free drawing.”

 

PE:Mixed Dances

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PE:Self Defence (Grade K-12) Key Martial Arts

Martial Arts, teaching focus, body controls, fitness, self defense, self confidence. 

 

Photography with Ms. Sandra

Photography is a class where we will  explore the art of taking pictures. We will examine subject matters, lighting, distance, angles and other aspects of photography.  Towards the end the semester students will pick a photo (they are most proud of) to put on cards in order to share the cards with the community.

 

Piano, Beginner (Grade 1-5; Ages 6+) Mr. Matthew

This class is for those wanting to begin in the wonderful world of music! Piano is the place to start being visual, working both hands, and covering both sides of the brain (creativity and organization). Your child will begin learning the basics of reading, writing, and playing music through the piano. We will be learning beginner theory and professional performance. This will include games, theory, basic note reading, classical and pop songs! 

 

Programming with Kodu (Grade 3-12) Mister Jim

Kodu is an incredibly powerful, yet easy to understand, game development platform from Microsoft. Students will develop their own 3D games in an individual or team environment. In the several years that I have been teaching this class I have always been amazed at the creativity and deep level of thought that the students have applied to the games that they have created.

Public Speaking (Grade 6-12) Miss Chad

Discuss the importance of and learn tools in the everyday skill of public speaking. Students will be required to write their own speeches, along with finding pieces from other speakers/authors that resonate with them, to present in class. We will work on constructive ways to strengthen confidence and presence when dealing with both everyday situations and speech presentation. This class requires participation from all students in order to gain the skills of public speaking.

 

Rube Goldberg (Grade 3-6) Miss Chad

Taking the concept of the simple machine made from random items to achieve a certain task, students will construct and create their own designs during each class. Certain weeks will include a challenge that students can participate in or just create their own ideas through imagination. A wonderfully creative way to stretch brain muscles and collaborate with others.

 

Science Adventures (Grades 1-3)

Science offers children many opportunities for observation and exploration. Through hands-on experience, we will explore different science concepts, engage in fun activities and make fun science experiments.

Science Experiments For Little Ones (Grade K-2)

We will do science experiments after science experiments… and more science experiments… 

Sewing With or Without Using Sewing Machines (Grade 3-12) Miss Manisha (2 hours)

This class is for all levels of Sewing.  If you like to create and design this class will be fun for you! I will lead the way for each individual in guiding and educating you on the different basic stitches. You can choose your own project. Creating quilts, pillows, blankets, dresses, bags...For beginners to advanced I will work with you individually based on your ability.

 

Show Me a Story - Miss Chad

Children will use a variety of mediums such as wooden disks, necklaces, stones, and glass jars to tell a story. They will use their own lives, imaginations and experiences to express a story without writing.  This course helps students meet a variety of language arts standards.

 

Slime and All Sorts of Sensory Activities

This is a sensory class that will provide the opportunity for students to explore and experience different textures and materials. We will make slime, oobleck, scrubs and more. We will also use essential oils to enhance the sensory practice. This class will be messy! This course helps students explore math and science standards for measurement and states of matter.

 

Stop Motion Movie Making (Grade 4-12) Mister Jim

Students will create stop action movies using various materials to include 2 dimensional paper scenes and quickly advancing to more complex scenes with lego sets and people. They will start out learning the basics of movie editing with Microsoft Movie Maker followed by more complex movie creation in a fun and entertaining atmosphere.

 

Story Of The World (Grade 2-6)

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Study Hour

It is a time, in a quiet place for your students to be supervised while doing their school work. 

 

Short Film Production (Grade 6-12)

In this class we will talk about core concepts of storytelling, classic story structure, and the nuances of putting together a story in the unique medium of film.  Students will learn about the three-act structure, writing scripts, as well as more technical conventions of film and their purpose in story telling (such as lighting, camera angles, types of editing, etc).  In the class students will get opportunities to write short scripts, create character bios, storyboards, and plan lighting and shooting set-ups.
 

Spanish (Grade 1-2)

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Storytime (Grade TK - K)

Stories will be read, songs will be sung, Art will be made! Come, explore the literary world, make new friends and express yourself in this class!

 

Story Telling (Grade TK-1) 

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Tactile Math (Grades 2 - 6) Ms. April

This is a unique and tactile approach to learning multiplication & division, fractions, time and money. Using special worksheets and skip counting, students will correlate auditory, visual, and tactile repetitions to commit math facts and concepts to memory. Students will be given practice sheets to take home to further imprint the concepts. (https://www2.touchmath.com/)  Students should have a good grasp of adding and subtraction before taking this course. Join us for a very unique mathematics experience.

 

Teen Art Tour (Grade 6-12) Miss Dee

This class targets teenage students who will explore different art media and projects each week in a relaxing and inviting setting. They will experience clay handbuilding, drawing, painting, ceramics, and much more.

 

Teen Improv (Grade 6-8) Miss Lakeisha

Warren Buffett told business students that public speaking is the most valuable skill they can learn. Improv is a short way to say improvisation. In this class, we will play games where students will have to think on their feet to come up with a clever reply or a funny sentence that will fit the response needed for the monologue or dialogue. In this class laughter is in the front row seat!!

Kids learn to take risk in a safe environment in front of an audience that will respect and support them. Students learn to spontaneously create characters, situations, and settings. 

No theater experience is required. This class will focus on:  speaking skills, team work, trust, speed and active listening. 

 

Teen Talk (Grade 6-12) Miss Lakeisha

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Teen Writing

Through play and hands on activities we will work together as a group to explore and complete  fun activities that deal with art, history and math. 

Time for Teens

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Trivia, Board Games, Puzzles (Grade 3-7) Miss Chad

Students will enjoy stretching their brains with group puzzle games and trivia! This class is centered on fun with the hidden bonus of learning facts and exploring words. Wonderful exercise for young minds.

 

Tumbling (Grade 1-2) Miss Krisan

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Tutor with Miss Elaine (Grade 3-12) Miss Elaine

“I offer 1:1 instruction in Reading, Written Language, Math and Organizational Skills, designed to address the individual needs of your child. I am a retired classroom teacher with over 40 years experience in Special Education, General Education and tutoring. I have taught students from Kindergarten through High School and worked with a broad range of student abilities. Private tutoring is a great way to improve academic skills in a positive, nurturing environment.”  

 

Tutoring with Ms. April (Grades 5 - 12)

Available for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Latin, IEW & LTW Writing, Sciences, Logic, and English Grammar tutoring one-on-one. Successfully homeschooling and graduating students of my own and others, I can offer your student the personal time and attention needed for multiple subject matters.

 

Tutor with Miss Krisan

 

Ukulele - Mr. Tyler

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Working Together (Grade K-2) Miss Lakeisha

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Wacky Art & Crafts (Grade K-2)

Students will engage in fun and exciting  hands on art crafts activities. There will be a new theme every two weeks. 

 

Where on Earth is Carmen San Diego?

Carmen San Diego is an international art and history, we will chase her around the world learning all about the artifacts she is stealing, and where on earth she is going. We need top detectives to come to help us as we try to catch this elusive woman. In this class, we will be using the 1994 educational show “Where on earth is Carmen San Diego” to help students learn about Geography, Art, and History, as we explore the places she goes, and things she steals one episode at a time.

 

World Geography (Grade 2 - 6)

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World Building: Create your own Culture - Ms. Ellen

Video games, movies, and books are all full of worlds and societies that people have imagined from the ground up. In this class, students will do the same, creating their own imaginary cultures, with their own unique geographies, languages, governments, and mythologies by looking at the different elements that shape human societies. 

 

Young Poets, Songwriters and Storytellers (Grade 6-12)

This is a project based course in which students will get the option to try out new creative mediums in the beginning of the semester (poetry, songwriting, and storytelling), and will then go on to choose a focus for the rest of the semester. Students will learn more about the creative writing process both through writing themselves, and peer editing others’ work. By the end of the semester, students will have a polished piece or collection of pieces that can be kept for years to come!

 

Young Biologists (Grade 3-6) Miss Megan

In this class I will be spreading my passion for biology through interactive science projects and experiments. Students will learn the fundamentals of biology with hands-on learning so they can grow to love biology as much as I do.

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Rock Creek is a drop off enrichment center for homeschool families in the San Diego North County area. We gather under one roof vendors from different specialties so we can offer a full day of learning. Students have the possibility of selecting one class or a full day of classes or even two days of learning. Our vast selection of classes in the discipline of the performing arts, visual arts, culinary arts, technology, science, math and much more allows students to build their own schedule based on what they really enjoy learning. 

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Therry Boissonneault

​Telephone : ​949-521-0040

Email : therry@rockcreek.education

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